I met and had beers with Jimmy Page. This was in the early 80's when he was in the Firm. They were playing in New Orleans @ The UNO Lakefront Arena.
I worked in a record store at the time at we found out that Page would be in the Quarter the Night before the show.
A buddy and I went to the Quarter looking for him. (fat chance of finding him I know).
Well we had given up hope of seeing him and we were walking back to the car, when we passed some hole-in-the wall bar on some side street. as we passed by the entrance, we both glanced in, and I'll be damned if there wasn't this tall lanky guy, dressed in all white with a scarf around his neck, leaning on the bar. We both froze and looked at each other, like "that's HIM"!
We went in and were able to talk to him for about an hour or so. It was really hard to understand him. He was trashed. Couple that with a heavy British accent, and the music in the bar, it was tough.
The coolest thing was when he went off for a bit,(we're thinking he ditched us) then comes back bringing us beers!!!!!!!!! Freaking Jimmy Page bought me beers! Then some Rod Stewart song was playing in the bar, and guitar part was playing when Page made that Jimmy Page Guitar God Face that he makes.
That was a pretty cool night.